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Resources

BREATHE radon CE

This continuing education program will provide health professionals with up-to-date, relevant information about the negative health consequences of exposure to radon as well as the synergistic effects of radon and tobacco smoke.

KCC's Lung Cancer Communication Toolkit

Check out the KCC Lung Cancer Network's Communication Toolkit released on October 27, 2016. Please use it within your organizations and share it with your partners.
A free interactive online CME course on lung cancer care across the continuum is now available at www.lungcancerinkentucky.org. The 1-2 hour course was developed for primary care providers by the Kentucky LEADS Collaborative at Kentucky Cancer Program/University of Louisville and provides up to 2.5 hours free CME credit. For more information, email kyleads@louisville.edu.

Air Quality

Data

Health Disparities

Kentucky Cancer Action Plan

Lung Cancer Patient Transportation Support

Lung Cancer Screening

Radon Prevention

Secondhand Smoke

Tobacco Cessation/Treatment

Who is Working on What

Upcoming KCC Events

WORKING GROUPS

Passage of SB 89 means that all tobacco treatment pharmacotherapy, as well as cessation counseling, are covered by health insurance. Two working groups have emerged within KCC to discuss how to best reach providers, and the public, with this important message. The next conference calls will be scheduled soon.

WEBINAR

Check out our recent webinars on lung cancer stigma. The first webinar from May 23, 2017 provides an overview of lung cancer stigma. The second webinar from August 30, 2017 focuses on several common scenarios and potential ways to discuss lung cancer without stigma. Many thanks to Dr. Jamie Studts, KY LEADS Collaborative, and Angela Criswell, Lung Cancer Alliance, for their leadership and presentations during these webinars.

CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Our fall KCC "meeting" will be attendance at the Kentucky Association for Community Health Workers Annual Conference -- specifically, two afternoon sessions we helped coordinate on September 28th, from 2:15pm-4:30pm at the Marriott Griffin Gate Hotel in Lexington.

  • Dr. Connie White, Senior Deputy Commissioner for the Kentucky Department for Public Health, and Co-Chair of the Kentucky Cancer Consortium, will be speaking on Kentucky's Medicaid Waiver proposal from 2:15pm-3:15pm on Thursday, 9/28
  • Dr. Jean Edward, Assistant Professor in the University of Kentucky Center for Health Services Research, will be speaking on Health Insurance Literacy from 3:30pm-4:30pm on Thursday, 9/28

While KCC partners are welcome and encouraged to register for the entire CHW conference (which is free of charge, and runs 9/28 a.m. thru 9/29 p.m.), you may also choose to simply join us for the two sessions mentioned above -- whatever your schedule permits!

MINI-RETREAT

October 3rd, from 9am – 4pm in Frankfort, KY. One-day 'mini-retreat' for our KCC Colon Cancer Committee to regroup and move forward! We will discuss "who is doing what," and explore the potential for collaborations in the coming year. For more information contact Katie.

SAVE THE DATE! SUMMIT

KCC & their Lung Cancer Network are hosting the "Kentucky Cancer Summit - Fall Lung Workshop" on October 24th at Berry Hill Mansion in Frankfort. Click here to register.